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CyboSoft Announces MFA Embedded in National Instruments LabVIEW

October 21, 2003 – CyboSoft today announced the successful integration of CyboSoft's Model Free Adaptive (MFA) control technology in NI's LabVIEW and LabVIEW Real-Time environment.

According to National Instruments President and CEO Dr. James Truchard, "At National Instruments, we remain dedicated to improving the productivity of our customers by continually extending our vision for LabVIEW. The embedded MFA controllers fit our virtual instrumentation strategy well and offer control engineers an enhanced control capability delivered in the familiar LabVIEW development environment."

MFA is considered an industry breakthrough and provides adaptive, robust control for simple and complex systems. MFA controllers do not require process models that are difficult to develop and maintain. Once installed, no controller tuning is required. MFA users have achieved a significant ROI due to improved product quality, higher efficiency, and reduced energy use.

The inventor of MFA, CyboSoft Chairman Dr. George Cheng said, "Working with an innovative company like NI has been a great experience. Two months into the product development, our technical team was able to finish the embedded MFA project. MFA controllers can tightly control key variables in a changing test environment so that lab efficiency can be greatly improved."

LabVIEW is the most widely used software for test, measurement, and control. From simple data acquisition to advanced embedded software development, LabVIEW is both user and developer friendly. The MFA controllers embedded in the LabVIEW Real-Time development environment can run in a PC, or be downloaded into NI's FieldPoint distributed I/O or PXI instruments providing high-speed adaptive control.

In the LabVIEW development software, six embedded MFA controllers can be selected as functional blocks. They include: SISO MFA to replace PID to eliminate manual tuning, Nonlinear MFA to control nonlinear processes, MFA pH controller to control pH processes, Feedforward MFA to deal with measurable disturbances, Anti-delay MFA to control processes with large time delays, and Robust MFA to protect the process variable from running outside certain boundaries.

Now, to avoid manual tuning or building models, a LabVIEW user can simply select the appropriate MFA, replace the PID, configure and launch the controller, and reap the benefits of adaptive and robust control with no manual tuning and maintenance required.

About CyboSoft

CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc., is the leader in control technology serving the worldwide process control, building control, and equipment control markets. In addition to its headquarters in Rancho Cordova, CA, the company has also established operations in China.

For more information, contact: CyboSoft, 2868 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 300, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 USA. Tel: (916) 631-6313, Fax: (916) 631-6312, e-mail: GCGroup@cybosoft.com, Web: www.cybosoft.com.

LabVIEW, NI, and FieldPoint are registered trademarks of National Instruments.

MFA and CyboSoft are registered trademarks of CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group Inc.

 
     
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